Pet Food and Optimum Health – 7 Reasons To Avoid Vegetables and Fruits

Vegetables and fruits are included in many pet foods these days – both processed and raw.

But are they the healthy addition to a dog or cat’s diet many manufacturers would have us believe?

Here are 7 reasons why, if you want your pet to be as healthy as they can be, it’s worth avoiding fruit and veg.

1. 123 Toxic Chemicals

This is the disturbing number of pesticide residues found in a wide range of vegetables and fruits – as highlighted by a recent investigation by the Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK)

In the samples analysed:

      • 84% tested positive for one residue
      • 66% tested positive for multiple residues

And amongst these the chemicals found were:

      • 24 known carcinogens (cancer causing agents)
      • 43 suspected hormone disruptors
      • 25 neurotoxins (nerve poisons)
      • 15 developmental or reproductive toxins (affecting sexual function), and
      • a wide range of compounds which can damage the liver, kidneys, immune system and other organs

Given the risks to health posed by chemically laden, non-organic vegetables and fruits, it’s wise not to feed pet foods containing these.  (Examples highlighted in red on the ingredient label below)

Ingredients label

For other ingredients to avoid see – Cutting Chemicals 3 – Food Additives in Pet Food, Supplements and Treats

2. Poorly Digested

Dogs and cats lack the digestive enzyme called cellulase, which is needed to break down plant cell walls.

And so, unless they are pulped first, vegetables and fruits go in one end and pass out the other largely unchanged. (Try feeding your pet chopped carrots and watch them appear in the stools).

Added to the diet therefore, they act as a ‘filler’ providing bulk in the form of fibre, but little in the way of nourishment.

3. Low Nutritional Value

The mineral content of soil has plummeted 72% in the last 100 years, which means that crops today contain a fraction of the nutrients they once used to.

In addition to this, the selection of rapidly growing and maturing varieties dilutes nutrient content even further (less nutrients in bigger produce).

As a result, modern day vegetables and fruits are not only indigestible, they are poor sources of nutrients too.

4. Allergenic

More and more dogs and cats are becoming sensitive to vegetables and fruits.

If these are fed to such pets, health problems often result.

Typical signs include:

      • itching
      • skin eruptions
      • inflammation of the ears, paws and perineum
      • irritable bowel
      • sloppy stools, often with mucus and / or blood
      • excessive wind
      • belching
      • loud abdominal noises
      • vomiting small amounts of food and / or bile

This being the case, the greater the number of vegetables and fruits there are in a food / the diet, the higher the number of potential allergens there are, and the greater risk that a pet will react badly to one or more of them and develop health problems as a result.

5. Lowers The Nutritional Value of the Diet

Because they are poorly digested and low in nutrients, adding vegetables and fruits to the diet reduces the nutritional quality as a whole, because in effect, more nutritious ingredients are being replaced by an indigestible filler.

This leaves pets significantly worse off, than had they been left out altogether.

6. Fuel For Yeast

The sugar content in fruits and sweet vegetables (carrots, for example) can feed yeast causing overgrowths and infections in the gut and on the skin.

For many pets, this manifests as recurrent ear infections and a characteristic smell to the body. Acetate impressions of discharges or sore areas in affected pets often reveal abnormally high numbers of the yeast Malassezia pachydermatis.

Successful treatment means addressing the underlying cause, which in this case involves eliminating vegetables and fruits from the diet so that the microorganisms are no longer being fed by unhealthy sugars.

7. Far healthier alternatives

Why feed vegetables and fruits when there are far cheaper and more effective ways of promoting optimum health in pets?

VITALITY is a specially formulated and clinically proven example of this which:

      • contains around 20 times the antioxidant beta-carotene as in carrots
      • has approximately 5 times the antioxidant ability as blueberries
      • supplies as much calcium as milk
      • is twice as rich in protein as meat
      • provides an exceptionally rich supply of numerous amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes, co-enzymes, RNA, DNA and many other nutrients important for optimum cellular health

And whereas 90% of most vegetables and fruits in the diet pass straight through the body and out in the stools, over 90% of the nutrients in VITALITY enter the bloodstream within several hours of eating.

In may ways, it is the equivalent of exceptional intravenous nourishment, but given orally.

With such a option available, which has none of the drawbacks or ill-effects of vegetables and fruits outlined, why risk feeding the latter?

 

 

Kidney Disease- A Natural, Holistic Diet To Support Renal Function

Kidney disease is common in pets, particularly as they get older.

Whatever the cause (and there are many – the most common being damage caused by poisons, toxins or drugs; infections; poor blood flow and cancer) renal dysfunction is usually progressive as more and more healthy kidney tissue is lost.

This results in an increasing inability of the kidneys to remove the waste products of protein breakdown from the blood (mainly BUN and creatinine) so that they can be excreted from the body in urine.

As a consequence, their levels in the blood rise over time and cause many of the signs associated with kidney failure, such as:

      • an increased thirst
      • more frequent urination
      • bad breath
      • loss of appetite
      • a sore mouth
      • nausea
      • lack of energy
      • vomiting
      • weight loss
      • poor body condition

Disturbances in fluid and electrolyte balance can also occur, resulting in additional signs of ill-health.

The prognosis when renal disease is diagnosed depends on:

      • the cause of kidney damage (where this is a rapidly growing cancer for example, renal function is likely to deteriorate much more rapidly than when the underlying cause is poor blood flow as a result of heart disease)
      • how far the disease has progressed when the diagnosis is made (creatinine only rises when approximately 75% of kidney function is lost, whereas SDMA increases with as little as 25% kidney function loss)
      • the presence of other diseases in the body (conditions affecting the immune system for example, can seriously hinder the body’s natural healing processes, which are important for renal tissue repair. IBD and other digestive disturbances can interfere with the assimilation of nutrients from the diet, which are important for supporting renal health.)

In general, the earlier the diagnosis, the less aggressive the underlying cause and the smaller the amount of damage, the better the outlook for prolonging quality of life.

Treatment

The first step is to treat the cause of the kidney damage if this can be identified.

If this is due to poor blood flow because of a heart condition for example, the appropriate cardiac support should be provided.

If it is due to the side-effects of drugs, then alternatives are best found which don’t harm the kidneys.

And so on.

In many cases however, it’s not possible to identify why renal dysfunction (the early stages of kidney disease when SDMA is raised) or failure (the later stages when the kidneys are struggling to filter the blood and both creatinine and BUN are high) has developed.

The second step is to feed a diet which supports renal function and promotes overall health.

Natural, Nutritious and Chemical Free

The aim of a renal support diet is to maintain quality of life for as long as possible, by:

      1. Feeding a highly nutritious diet which promotes optimum health while at the same time minimising the amount of waste products arising from protein metabolism (urea and creatinine).
      2. Protecting and preserving renal function.
      3. Strengthening the immune system.
      4. Promoting tissue healing, regeneration and repair.

Although there are commercially produced pet foods available for dogs and cats with kidney disease, many are highly processed and contain chemical additives which are potentially harmful to health, and so are less than ideal for sick pets.

A healthier option whenever possible, is to feed a high quality raw or home prepared diet, which takes into account the individual nutritional needs and circumstances of each individual pet.

For the best outcome, this should be:

As a consequence, their levels in the blood rise over time and cause many of the signs associated with kidney failure, such as:

      • easy to digest
      • highly nutritious
      • free from chemical additives and pesticide residues
      • rich in nutrients which support renal function and combat the ill-effects of kidney disease on the body

A Natural, Holistic Renal Diet

Please note – kidney disease is serious, and pets with this condition need careful monitoring with regular blood tests and frequent adjustments to their dietary regime and any medication prescribed, if they are to live a good quality life for as long as possible.

The guidelines below are for information only, to highlight some of the measures that can be taken which have proven beneficial for dogs and cat with renal dysfunction and failure in the past. These are best undertaken with the help of a fully qualified and experienced holistic vet.

Steps:

1. Stop feeding all other foods apart from those described below.

2. Feed a high quality raw meat bone and offal food (or home cooked minced meat if preferred).

We recommend feeding Vince the Vet Superfood Raw because it contains only the highest quality, fresh, natural ingredients (and NO vegetables, fruits, grains etc.) and is specially formulated to provide maximum health benefits.

(The second commonest herbicide found in vegetables and fruits on sale in UK supermarkets, is the weed killer glyphosate which is known to be harmful to health).

Most tinned and dry dog food (and treats) contain these ingredients, plus chemical additives which are potentially harmful to health, which is why these too are best not given.

3. Avoid any pet food, tit-bit or treat with non-organic vegetables, fruits, grains, herbs or botanicals in whatsoever. Most of these contain pesticide residues (see the Pesticide Action Network report on this here) which are TOXIC  to the kidneys.

4. Supplement with:

Digestion – aids the assimilation of nutrients from the diet, which often becomes impaired as the body excretes waste products from the blood into the gut to ease the load on the kidneys. It also replenishes many of the vitamins lost in urine each day which are important for a feeling of well-being and a good appetite.

Vitality – provides a rich supply of nutrients necessary for kidney healing and repair (amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, trace elements and many others). Scientific research has also shown that the anti-oxidant properties of the ingredients help to protect the kidneys against damage caused by poor renal blood flow – which is common in kidney disease.

Immunity – supports the body’s natural defence mechanisms in guarding against infections.

Salmon oil – supplies fatty acids essential for hormone regulation and the body’s natural, anti-inflammatory pathways. A product made from fish caught wild in Alaskan / Icelandic waters is best.

Coconut oil – helps to boost mental alertness and is a good source of non-protein energy. Pure, organic, cold-pressed virgin is best.

5. Give homeopathic Urea Puris 30c twice daily (available from Ainsworth’s) to aid the excretion of waste products from the body.

Additional Measures

Medical History Review – this enables us to provide an individualised feeding plan which takes into account a pet’s current and past health problems. To order, please click on the link and follow the instructions provided.

A Holistic Consultation – this enables the prescribing of individualised homeopathic remedies, which can have a marked impact on maintaining quality of life. For more details click here.

What’s possible

FEN

“I would like to thank you for all your continuing support with helping Fen (our beautiful Lurcher who is coming up to 14 1/2 years), especially earlier this year when he was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.

Your treatment of homeopathy, supplements (Vitality, Immunity and Digestion) and working out a diet with the right levels of protein and phosphorus, have all helped his condition to improve significantly.

We’ve had regular blood tests since April of this year and each time they have improved. The last ones in September showed the BUN (blood urea nitrogen) is still normal, the creatinine has fallen and calcium and phosphorus levels are in the normal range too. So with your help we are managing it very well.

This isn’t the first time we’ve had amazing results with Fen with you. We first met you in March 2016 when Fen had being diagnosed at the end of 2015 with a chronic chest condition similar to asthma and was on a nebuliser daily. By August 2016 his cough had improved sufficiently following homeopathy and the introduction of Vince the Vet Supplements, for him to come off the nebuliser, and he is still doing very well.

I can’t find the words to thank you enough, as Fen is so bright and loving life.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Vince to anyone looking to improve their pet’s health”

Once again thank you.”

Jenny

MEGAN

Any questions or queries?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Health Promote Max – Power Up Your Pet’s Diet For The Very Best Of Health

Ideally, the food you feed your pet should contain all the nutrients necessary to promote the very best of health.

The reality however, is that even if a high quality raw, tinned or dried food is fed, this isn’t enough.

Why?

Fast Food

Intensive farming, with its goal of producing more and more food as quickly as possible and the reliance on heavy chemical fertiliser and pesticide use, has drained the nutrients from soil – so much so that there has been a staggering fall in the mineral content of agricultural land in the last 100 years alone.

The result is farmed food, livestock and crops, which are increasingly deficient in natural minerals.

How Does This Affect Health?

Countless chemical and electrical processes are occurring in the body all the time.

These can only function correctly if the right balance of minerals is continually supplied to the body, for example:

      • iron for the blood
      • calcium for cardiac function and bones
      • copper for iron utilisation, protein synthesis and a healthy nervous and immune systems.

If the body is to function normally and pets are to be as healthy as they possibly can be, these and numerous other minerals and trace elements need to be supplied continually by the diet to replenish those expended on a daily basis.

Given soil depletion however, and the nutrient deficient state of farmed food, this is not happening. 

The result?

Nutritional deficiencies and dietary related health problems at some stage.

Realising this decades ago, we began to use carefully selected whole foods and whole food extracts rich in these minerals and other important nutrients, to promote optimum health in dogs and cats.

And the benefits seen in tens of thousands of pets over the years led to Health Promote Max.

Health Promote Max is unlike any other holistic, supplement support regime

A product of 30+ years clinical expertise, the unique, synergistic combination of 3 specially formulated natural supplements powerfully promote health in 3 vital areas:

        • gut health
        • cellular functioning (including healing, regeneration and repair)
        • immune system defences

Gut Health

DIGESTION – a clinically proven blend of 2 natural prebiotics (Brewer’s yeast and fructooligosaccharides from chicory) encourage the growth of beneficial bowel bacteria important for healthy digestion.

And good digestion enables the body to extract the nutrients from the diet that supports optimum health.

A healthy gut flora population also supports the immune system lining the gut, and can improve mood, mental alertness and behaviour.

Cellular functioning

VITALITY – a specially formulated combination of 2 of the richest whole foods on the planet (organic spirulina and organic chlorella), which provides an exceptional array of nutrients vital for every organ, tissue and cell in the body.

Supplying these biologically active, bursting-with-life natural amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes and co- factors, supports optimum cellular functioning and the healing, regeneration and repair that constantly takes place in the body, day and night.

Immune system defences

IMMUNITY – a synergistic blend of 3 natural ingredients (unadulterated Echinacea purpurea plant and root, plus organic kelp) designed to strengthen the immune system and the body’s natural defence mechanisms (including the mucous membranes, white blood cells and stem cells essential for continued good health).

The Very Best of Heath

We’re not happy with second best.

Never have been.

And that’s why we want dogs and cats not just to be healthy, but to be as healthy as they can be – AND and for as long as possible, given their own, unique individual genetic make up and circumstances.

Providing maximum nutritional support to the gut flora and the trillions of cells in the body (including those that make up the immune system) with Health Promote Max is an important step in achieving this goal.

But what about all those ‘added vitamins and minerals’?

Next time you pick up a tin or bag of of dried pet food, look closely at the label.

Somewhere on most you will see the phrase ‘Nutritional Additives’ or Added Vitamins and Minerals’.

Sound really healthy don’t they?

And the longer the list underneath this heading, the more full of goodness the food must be – right?

Sadly, this is anything but true.

What the label doesn’t state, is that any ‘vitamin’ or ‘mineral’ individually named is a synthetically made version of the real thing found in Nature. these are produced in large scale manufacturing plants (like fertiliser) from raw materials such as petrol, coal tar, cyanide and industrial strength acids mixed with rocks. All a far cry from the natural, life-enhancing counterparts found in the whole foods and whole food extracts present in our supplements.

And so, it’s important not to be misled by these EU sanctioned descriptions into thinking that these chemical additives compensate in any way for the nutrients missing in soil, or that they have a positive effect on pet health. In fact, many may well have the opposite effect.

NOTE

In addition to supplementing with Health Promote Max, other measures are important too for fostering optimum health.

The top 3 are:

          • feeding a highly nutritious and completely healthy, balanced diet (which includes small amounts of other raw foods in addition to the supplements described)
          • minimising exposure to harmful chemicals (in the diet and environment)
          • avoiding pet products that carry the risk of serious or significant harm

These and associated topics will be covered in the near future, in upcoming blogs.

As always, if you have any questions or queries at all please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Follow These Simple Steps To Feed Your Dog or Cat The Perfect Raw Food Diet

One of the biggest concerns many pet owners have about feeding raw, is whether a pet will be getting all nutrients they need to be healthy.

And it doesn’t help that there is a lot of conflicting advice out there on what to feed for the best and how, and that the majority of vets assert that it’s very difficult to feed a balanced diet this way.

While it’s important to realise that there is a lot more to feeding raw than giving a dog or cat raw meat, bone and other animal parts, or a so called ‘complete’ raw food, it needn’t be complicated, costly or time consuming if a few simple steps are followed.

The holistic feeding plan described here, is based on 30+ years clinical expertise, and is highly effective at ensuring that a completely healthy, balanced raw food diet is fed, which provides all the nutrients necessary to promote THE VERY BEST OF HEALTH.

If your dog or cat is healthy, simply follow the instructions below (and if you have any questions or queries at all – at any stage – please don’t hesitate to contact us or call 0740 3663263 for advice).

Note

If your pet suffers from any health problems at all (e.g. itching, skin eruptions, sore ears, anal sac issues, kidney disease, recurrent digestive disturbances or diarrhoea) the diet should be modified to take into account the condition(s) present. If this is the case for your dog or cat, please contact us for advice.

Your Pet Is Unique and Their Diet Should Reflect This

Every pet is different, and because of this, so too are their nutritional needs which vary according to genetic make up, breed, age, sex, temperament, activity, environment, health status, hormone levels and many other factors.

Dogs and cats also vary in how they react to different foods.

What is healthy for one pet for example, can cause diarrhoea, an itchy skin, dull coat, bad breath or lethargy in another – all indications it may not be good for their health. And with dietary sensitivities and intolerances affecting more and more dogs and cats, this is becoming an increasingly common problem.

These variations in nutritional needs and reactions to different foods, is why it’s so important to tailor your dog or cat’s diet so it provides what’s right for them.

Four Easy steps to feeding the perfect RAW FOOD DIET:

      1. Keep it simple.
      2. Feed the highest quality.
      3. Add only one new ingredient at a time.
      4. Observe your pet.

1. KEEP IT SIMPLE

Feeding a single protein raw food to begin with, is the easiest way to see if the meat, bone and offal from a particular animal is good for your dog or cat, and is healthy and nutritious to feed long term.

The exclusion of non-organic vegetables, fruits, botanicals, oils and other ingredients eliminates exposure to the toxic herbicide and pesticide residues many of these contain.

Feeding a single protein food also keeps to an absolute minimum the number of potential allergens (to one) that can trigger inflammatory reactions – unlike multi-ingredient foods (which often contain 5, 10, 15 or more possible allergens) which are much more likely to cause problems.

2. FEED THE HIGHEST QUALITY

Vince the Vet Superfood is made from the highest quality, natural, human food grade ingredients, packed with nutrients which have been clinically proven* to promote health.

Our raw food contains a high proportion of prime muscle meat (typically 70% in the beef and lamb) and all are offal enriched to supply essential fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins important for healthy nerves, joints, skin, endocrine gland function and a strong immune system.

The supplements contain many highly prized and often difficult to obtain ingredients which are rich in potent nutrients not found in ordinary foods.

Together these provide unrivalled nutritional support, to help ensure that a completely healthy, balanced diet is fed, which provides MAXIMUM HEALTH BENEFITS.

  

3. ADD ONLY ONE NEW INGREDIENT AT A TIME

As simple as it may sound, introducing a single new food at a time and waiting a week or more to observe the effect of this, is the only way to tell if a new food suits your pet and is good to give long term or is best avoided in the future.

4. OBSERVE YOUR PET

Your dog or cat’s body will show you whether a particular food promotes health or causes problems.

As a general rule, if the stools are well-formed and health otherwise good (no itching, sore ears, flaking skin, discharges or lack of energy, for example) then its fine to continue with the food introduced.

If any of the above problems appear and continue for more than a week following a new addition to the diet, this may indicate a:

      • cleansing reaction‘ triggered by the switch to a much healthier, more natural diet (which encourages the body to eliminate accumulated toxins)
      • dietary sensitivity / intolerance (where a pet’s immune system perceives a food as a ‘threat’ and so triggers an inflammatory reaction – as occurs in people with nut allergies, for example)

Vince the Vet Superfood Raw Feeding Plan

If you are already feeding raw go straight to WEEK 1, otherwise begin here.

Transition to a raw food diet as follows:

STOP feeding all other foods, supplements, tit-bits and treats apart from those described below.

Replace ¼ of the food currently being fed with Vince the Vet Superfood Raw.

To begin with, it is best to choose a single meat protein that you know from experience doesn’t cause any problems.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Single protein Beef, Chicken, Lamb and Turkey)

After 2 – 4 days, if the stools remain formed increase Vince the Vet Superfood Raw to ½ of the amount fed.

If after a further 2 – 4 days the stools are still formed, increase Vince the Vet Superfood Raw to ¾ of the amount fed.

After another 2 – 4 days if the stools remain formed, feed 100% Vince the Vet Superfood Raw.

NOTE

Some people prefer to switch completely to raw all at once.

In our experience a gradual transition is best for the reasons described.

WEEK 1 (of being fully on raw)

If the stools are well-formed and health otherwise good, continue to feed Vince the Vet Superfood Raw as before.

Give half the amount of DIGESTION suggested on the label sprinkled on food.

This is best divided between meals if fed more than once.

Please ensure fresh water is down at all times.

Digestion is a unique blend of two natural prebiotics (Brewer’s yeast and Fructooligosaccharides from chicory).

It is designed to promote the digestion and assimilation of nutrients from the diet AND to encourage the growth of beneficial bowel bacteria in both the small and large intestine.

A healthier intestinal environment helps your pet to extract more of the nutrients in food and supports healthy digestive organs – including the pancreas and liver.

A healthy gut flora population also has a positive impact on the immune system, because 60 to 70% of the white blood cells circulating in the body can be found in the walls of the bowels.

WEEK 2

If the stools are well-formed and health otherwise good, continue to feed Vince the Vet Superfood Raw as before.

Increase DIGESTION to the full amount suggested on the label.

Continue to ensure fresh water is down at all times.

WEEK 3

If the stools are well-formed and health otherwise good, continue to feed Vince the Vet Superfood Raw and DIGESTION as before.

Give half the amount of VITALITY suggested on the label in food.

This is best divided between meals if fed more than once.

 

Vitality is a specially formulated blend of two of the richest whole foods in the world (organic Spirulina and Chlorella).

It provides an exceptionally rich supply of many of the amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes, co-enzymes and many other potentially important nutrients the body needs to be as healthy as it can be, and which can be missing from the diet.

It also supports a healthy immune system, helps the body combat inflammation (anti-oxidant effect) and promotes tissue healing, regeneration and repair.

WEEK 4 

If the stools are well-formed and health otherwise good, continue to feed Vince the Vet Superfood Raw and DIGESTION as before.

Increase VITALITY to the full amount suggested on the label.

Give half to one (depending on size) organic egg (without the shell) every 2 or 3 days.

WEEK 5

If the stools are well formed and health otherwise good, continue to feed Vince the Vet Superfood Raw, DIGESTION, VITALITY and egg as before.

Give ¼ – 1 teaspoon (depending on body size) of a high quality salmon oil every other day (made from wild caught fish not farmed, and from a reputable supplier – Icelandic or Alaskan eg Grizzly Salmon Oil).

Continue to ensure fresh water is available at all times.

Salmon oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids important for the body’s natural anti-inflammatory pathways and for healthy nerves, skin, joints and glands.

WEEK 6

If the stools are well formed and health otherwise good, continue to feed Vince the Vet Superfood Raw, DIGESTION, VITALITY and egg as before.

Increase the salmon oil to ½ – 2 teaspoons (depending on body size) every other day.

WEEK 7

If the stools are well formed and health otherwise good, continue to feed Vince the Vet Superfood Raw, DIGESTION, VITALITY, egg and salmon oil  as before.

Give half the amount of IMMUNITY suggested on the label in food.

This is best divided between meals if fed more than once.

Immunity is a unique blend of Echinacea purpurea (the whole plant – root, stem and leaf) and organic kelp.

It provides potent health-promoting nutrients to support a healthy immune system and strong, natural defences.

This is especially important for modern day dogs and cats given the prevalence of immune related diseases, and the daily exposure to a wide range of toxic environmental chemicals which can weaken the immune system.

  

WEEK 8

If the stools are well formed and health otherwise good, continue to feed Vince the Vet Superfood Raw, DIGESTION, VITALITY, egg and salmon oil  as before.

Increase IMMUNITY to the full amount suggested on the label.

WEEK 9

If the stools are well formed and health otherwise good, continue to feed as the core diet:

Vince the Vet Superfood Raw
DIGESTION
VITALITY
IMMUNITY
Egg
Salmon oil

A raw meaty bone (from the same animal being fed) can also be given (under supervision) once or twice weekly to help clean the teeth and promote healthy gums. Beef ribs, chicken wings / feet, lamb ribs, and turkey necks / feet are best. Avoid large, weight-bearing bones as these can fracture the teeth.

An additional meat protein may be introduced at this stage if desired or one of our dual protein raw foods.

  

 

 

 

 

(Chicken with Lamb Offal and Turkey with Lamb Offal)

There is no need to feed lots of different meats or constantly change the diet, as this can cause digestive and other health problems where none existed before.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Additional raw foods which may be given weekly / fortnightly in small amounts to complement the diet (be sure to introduce them one at a time, and at intervals of no less than a week to make sure they suit your pet) are as follows:

      • live goats milk yoghurt
      • pure, natural, organic, cold-pressed, virgin coconut oil
      • 100%, pure, natural, additive-free, raw dehydrated treats (same protein as above)
      • a little raw and pureed organic vegetables

Amounts

Typically, feeding 2 to 3% of the ideal body weight in raw food daily is a good place to start.

It’s important however after the first 7 days to adjust the amount fed up or down going forward to maintain an ideal body condition,

Aim for a lean and well-muscled frame that’s neither thin nor fat.

Health Problems

If your pet has any medical condition(s) or special dietary requirements, please contact us for advice before following this feeding plan, as a special diet may be more appropriate.

Support

A big advantage of buying your natural supplements and raw food from Vince the Vet Superfood, that it gives you access to expert holistic advice.

And so if you have any questions or queries at all with regards to your dog or cat’s diet, or general health, or would like a free bespoke feeding plan emailed to you which takes into account your pet’s needs, please do not hesitate to contact us or call (0740 3663263).

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